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Data Element (edit)
Field Name: Ap_WBC
CCMDB Label: not stated
CCMDB tab: Apache
Table: L_Log table
Data type: number
Length: single
Program: Med and CC
Created/Raw: Raw
Start Date: 1988-07-11
End Date: 2300-01-01
Sort Index: 75

The patient's White Blood Count level in x109/L.

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Legacy implementation right in the table

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Different instructions for ICU and Medicine

The details of collection for ICU and medicine are different. For the timing and which value to use, see:

Apache Physiological Variable
variable name White Blood Count
unit x109/L
absolute max allowed 517
warning max 301
high score 4 >=40
high score 3
high score 2 >=20 and <40
high score 1 >=15 and <20
score 0 >=3 and <15
low score 1
low score 2 >=1 and <3
low score 3
low score 4 <1
AP phys warnMin .02
AP phys absMin 0.01


This value is used to generate the APACHE Score.

Collecting Apache physiological variables

There are some specific rules to follow in choosing which one of several lab results to collect.

See APACHE physiological variable collection for details.

Cross Chcks

Rules described in APACHE_physiological_variable_collection#Exceptionally_high_or_low_values are implemented by Check APACHE physiological variable high low.

Data Integrity Checks

Data Integrity Checks (automatic list)

Check APACHE physiological variable high lowCCMDB.accdbimplemented

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